18,000 City Officials’ Records Subpoenaed
DETROIT — The attorney for Tamara Greene’s family said he is determined to solve her killing and has filed subpoena requests for all 18,000 city employees working the night Greene was killed.
Greene was an exotic dancer shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in 2003 after she danced at the rumored Manoogian Mansion party and allegedly got into an altercation with the mayor’s wife.
Greene’s 14-year-old son, Jonathon Bond, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the city.
The lawsuit alleges Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and members of the city’s police department tried to block the investigation.
Bond’s attorney, Norman Yatooma, has requested to review all the text messages and cell phone records of all the city employees working within the four-hour time period surrounding the night of Greene’s death.
Yatooma said he particularly wants to review the records of the mayor and others, such as his former press secretary, Matt Allen, his security team, Chief Information Officer Derrick Miller, ex-chief of staff Christine Beatty, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Walker and Police Chief Ella Bully-Cumming.
Yatooma said he’s been told Beatty told Miller to destroy information about Greene.
“We believe this to be an orchestrated hit on Tammy Greene and in fact one that appeared to have the involvement of law enforcement,” said Yatooma. “The proper investigation that was under way was wrongfully terminated.”
In addition to the city officials’ records, the records of firefighters, EMS workers and homicide detectives who worked the night Greene was killed have been subpoenaed.
Yatooma said he believes the Global Positioning Satellite technology on the city issued SkyTel pagers will help determine who made phone calls and where they were the night of Greene’s slaying.
Yatooma said he is determined to solve the mystery of her killing.
“We know she was murdered, we know there was an investigation, and we know the investigation was terminated and we know the investigating officers were terminated,” said Yatooma.
Earlier this month, Yatooma, asked a judge to preserve the text messages and e-mails of 34 city employees.
Friday’s ruling from federal Judge Gerald E. Rosen gave the city two weeks to show cause why the judge should not preserve those documents.